Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women's Club awards $5K scholarship

June 7, 2014 

GOP women award $5K scholarship

Clover High School graduate Mary Elizabeth Trainer of Clover was awarded a $5,000 college scholarship May 29 from the Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club. The CLWRW Fay Bergman scholarship is funded by proceeds from the club’s annual home and garden tour on the basis of need and merit.

A National Honor Society student, Trainer graduated with a 4.5 GPA and a class ranking of 51 out of 473, achieving academic excellence while working part time in addition to involvement in school clubs. She has held leadership positions as student council class vice president and class secretary, and as a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team. She has served as student cheer coach, JV cheerleading captain and varsity cheerleader. In her junior and senior years, she participated in HOSA, a national student organization for future health professionals.

Trainer’s volunteer service has included roles as a church small group leader and work as a student volunteer at the Carolina Spine/Pain Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte. Four years ago, she served on a mission team to Kenya, Africa, sparking her passion to provide medical attention to impoverished children in third world countries.

“My goal and ambition is to become a pediatric nurse,” she said. “This is not just a career choice, but also something I feel as a calling.”

She plans to attend North Greenville University to study biology and nursing, and take physician assistant coursework.

Sweet Repeat awards scholarships

Clover High School on May 29 held its Awards Program for the graduation class of 2014. Among the many awards and scholarships presented to outstanding graduating seniors, The Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation presented scholarships of $2,500 to three graduating seniors.

Trisha Morris and Eve Foery represented the board and volunteers of the Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation in presenting the scholarships, citing the outstanding academic achievements and community service of the three recipients: Adam Melton Moore, James Priode and Emily Robinson.

The Sweet Repeat Charitable Foundation is a women’s volunteer service organization founded more than 15 years ago to support charities, scholarships and causes in York County area. The group is funded through sales of donated merchandise sold at the Sweet Repeat Thrift Store at Lake Wylie Plaza.

POP Club launches Saturday

The Heart2Heart Foundation, a local nonprofit focused on raising awareness about heart disease, has joined Market at Inman Farms in York to launch POP Club.

The Power of Produce or POP Club is a nationally recognized children’s program started at the Oregon City Farmers Market in May 2011, to empower children to make healthy food choices and to introduce them to where their food originates. This program debuts Saturday, June 14, in York County at The Market at Inman Farms, 1101 Black Hwy.

The club is open to the public and will give children $2 in tickets to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables and food plants and seeds. POP Club will be available from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 11.

The Heart2Heart Foundation – through a donation from the Williams & Fudge Employee Fund – will provide Healthy Kid Goody Bags for children who join the POP Club. Each kit contains items and educational pieces to encourage children to make healthy food choices.

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Chorale group to collect for Buy a Biscuit

During the June 14 Sounds of America concert, the Charlotte Chorale will collect donations for the Buy a Biscuit program, which gives free sausage biscuits to Fort Jackson soldiers who pass through the Charlotte airport.

Chorale members hail from across the metro region, including: south Charlotte, Matthews, Indian Trail, Rock Hill and Lake Wylie.

The concert is 7:30 p.m. June 14 at St. John’s Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte.

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